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Jennifer Wakeman, Executive Director

Jennifer Wakeman has lived in the Susquehanna Valley since 1995. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Washington & Lee University. Her career has covered a variety of fields from agriculture to television and radio. She was the creator, host & content producer for In Your Neighborhood, a monthly newsmagazine highlighting businesses, organizations, and individuals in the region. It aired exclusively on Service Electric Cablevision.  Before coming to DRIVE, Jennifer was the news director at Sunbury Broadcasting Corporation.

With more than 20 years of volunteer experience with area non-profits, Jennifer has a strong commitment to the communities and families in the Susquehanna Valley. She is the Chair of Focus Central Pennsylvania, a seven-county marketing organization committed to bringing new capital investment to the region. She currently represents Montour County on the SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority and the Natural Gas Cooperative board of directors. Jennifer sits on the board of the Young Artists’ Theatre Project, is the past president of RiverStage Community Theatre, and is also a member and former board president of the Susquehanna Valley Chorale. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Economic Development Association and is DRIVE’s representative with the International Economic Development Council. She lives in Lewisburg with her husband and two daughters.  Jennifer Wakeman can be reached at jwakeman@driveindustry.com.


Timothy Hippensteel, Office/Project Manager

Timothy Hippensteel has been a resident of the Susquehanna Valley since 2009. He has a BSBA in Finance from Shippensburg University, and is also a graduate of Milton High Area High School. Timothy has worked one on one with countless local residents, families, and businesses, having worked as a Customer Service Representative and in lending at a local community bank for five years before coming to DRIVE in 2018. Outside of the office, he is heavily involved in local community theatre groups, including the Community Theatre League and Riverstage Community Theatre.  Tim Hippensteel can be reached at thippensteel@driveindustry.com.


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Aidan McDonald, Facilities Manager

Aidan McDonald is a lifelong resident of the  Susquehanna Valley and is enjoying the opportunity to serve the community. He is a graduate of Dickinson College with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, and also attended Danville High School. Prior to joining DRIVE, he worked at a boutique law firm in Washington, D.C. specializing in complex personal injury and wrongful death cases, premises liability torts, and cases under the Federal Tort Claims Act.  He contributed to cases before the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, the US District Court for the District of Columbia, the US Court of Federal Claims, and others in Maryland and Virginia. He can be reached at amcdonald@driveindustry.com.

Betsy Reichenbach, Business Outreach Manager

Betsy Reichenbach has spent most of her life as a resident of the Susquehanna Valley. In 2017, she earned a B.S. in Health Policy and Administration from the Pennsylvania State University before returning home to serve the community. Betsy’s service began with CORE Susquehanna Americorps and later worked for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in a local district office. She has planned multiple community events and worked with local leaders to combat issues facing the area. Betsy also serves as the Board of Trustees Secretary for the Central Pennsylvania region of Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY).  She can be reached at breichenbach@driveindustry.com.

Amanda Schell, Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper


Born and raised in the Susquehanna Valley, Amanda Schell brings with her over a decade of experience in administration and operational support. She is a graduate of Bloomsburg University, holding both a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Bachelor of Science in Education. Her career path has gifted her with experiences in early education advocacy, the IT field, online education, nonprofit administration, and most recently in the realm of finance. She looks forward to supporting the DRIVE team and DRIVE’s initiatives in economic development. Amanda lives in Bloomsburg with her wife and their two teenage sons and enjoys music, gardening, and taking advantage of our area’s green spaces. She can be reached at info@driveindustry.com